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>> live from berlin, this is "the journal." i am sarah harmon. where is president viktor yanukovych? the opposition says the ukrainian leader has fled the capital. in venezuela protests continue against president nicolas maduro with another mass rally land saturday. german prosecutors searched the home of evi sachenbacher-stehle after she tests positive for a banned substance at the winter olympics.
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in the ukrainian capital kiev there are contradicting reports about the whereabouts of president viktor yanukovych. opposition leader vitali klitschko said the president left kiev and the country must hold early elections, but a senior aide says he is still in the country and has no intention of leaving. protesters claim to a taken control of the presidential administrative building in kiev. our coverage begins there. ofthis morning, the balance power appears to be changing in favor of the protesters. self-defense forces, as they call themselves, say they control access to the parliament and the presidential office and their threat, apparently, no longer necessary. >> i know there are no militia
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in the presidential building. there are few security people, but they are cooperating with us. there is no conflict. viktor yanukovych is said to have led the city. rumors abound. yanukovychviktor bowed to pressure from the opposition and the eu and approved a compromise deal that provides for the trip -- formation of a transitional government and a return to the 2004 constitution that reduces the president's power, and calls for new elections no later than december. for many opponents, that is not enough. opposition leader vitali klitschko was greeted with boos. a pause was reserved for the nationalist right, which continues to demand viktor yanukovych's immediate
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resignation, and now vitali klitschko has sharpened his tone, calling for immediate dismissal of the president and elections no later than may 25. >> for the latest, i am joined by a journalist and blogger from kiev. what is the latest there? >> it has been a dramatic day. it appears all traces of president viktor yanukovych's power has vanished overnight. the power is in a marathon session. more dramatically, they have voted to free yulia tymoshenko, the opposition leader who viktor yanukovych imprisoned several years ago. they said her life might be in danger. she is being kept in a hospital in the city where viktor yanukovych is said to be.
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do not knowt we exactly what is going on and where he is. >> is this the end for viktor yanukovych? question, but big here, you need to connect the dots. the government quarters are under control by opposition members. he has abandoned his estate. they are not journalists and citizens wandering around in his huge residence outside of kiev. it looks like he is gone and out of the city. the question is where will he appear? >> thank you very much. >> thank you. pope francis has elevated 19 archbishops to the rank of cardinal. they are the first such appointments of his papacy. from 12cardinals come
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countries, and half of them from underrepresented regions in asia, africa, and latin america. they are eligible to cast votes. theer pope and took part in -- benedict took part in the ceremony. for more, let's bring in our religious affairs correspondent in rome. these are the first cardinals pope francis has inducted. is there anything surprising about the choices? >> yes, there is. among these 19 cardinals, several surprises. been mencardinals have that hold high office, either in the vatican here, or across the world. pope francis has broken with that tradition, not naming anyone from the united states this time around, and instead to people from two of the poorest
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and politically unstable countries in the world. said --inal from haiti describes himself as a simple priest from the african savanna and he said he was so surprised when he got a phone call that he thought it was a practical joke. it appears pope francis is not joking, and he wants the poor church serving the poor, and he seems to be matching his words with action. >> we heard all of these cardinals are having a separate meeting with the pope to talk about family issues. tell us more about that. >> it sounds rather innocent, talking about family issues, but when it opens up that can of worms of sexual ethics, it is a different matter. there are surveys throughout the world about what ordinary people think about sexual ethics and the family.
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this is really just in preparation for evaluating those questionnaires. what weally think that will see is no compromise in the official teaching on sexual ethics, but the pope emphasizing that what is really is important -- important, the highest ideal, compassion and love applied in the individual case. that has been the tenor of his preaching up until now. from st. peter's square in rome. leftists of venezuela's government are preparing for a mass protest in caracas one day after president nicolas maduro issued a surprise call for direct talks with the united states. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said this is not how democracies behave.
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>> they are back on the streets -- students protesting in major cities in venezuela. they are fed up with the situation in their country. >> we are demanding our rights. we cannot continue with this corrupt government. we are not allowed to do anything. there is no freedom of expression. students are mistreated. >> protesters blame the government for anthemic corruption and an increase in street crime and bleak job prospects. at night, protests turn violent. clashesve been repeated with military police, and a number of people have been killed. nicolasa's president maduro says the demonstrators are largely thugs and he is accused the united states of cementing the protest and seeking to overthrow his government. >> i call for dialogue with
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president obama. let's accept a high-level dialogue and put the truth on the table. >> his calls for talks with washington surprised many. the calls are being ignored. the testers are undeterred, promising more large-scale rallies for saturday. >> norway has managed a clean sweep in the 30 kilometer cross-country speaker -- skiing today. the organ is now the most decorated female winter olympian of all time. silver and bronze went to two norwegians. in snowboarding, gold went to austria in the parallel slalom event. just inched past germany. the bronze also went to germany. event, gold for
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russia, the first snowboarder to two. close tor olympics are coming to a close, and then this -- a ukrainian cross-country skier has failed a doping test. letter, italian bob's william parini -- william , aslani tested positive well as german evi sachenbacher-stehle, but officials would not be able to take away medals because she has not won any. >> the games are coming to an end, and the magic moments have faded. the mood is subdued. goal.did not achieve our we had a wonderful first week and a half when we led the metals table, but then all winning streak ended.
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>> there was more bad news to come. german by athlete evi sachenbacher-stehle tested positive for a banned stimulant. she strongly denies wrongdoing and says the substance was a dietary supplement, but the international olympic committee has annulled her sochi event results and she was excluded from the german team. >> i do not understand how an expanse that we like her mishandled the issue. she is 33, not a spring chicken. she had alsos ago come under suspicion of doping. in germany, police this week searched for private residence and training center. the prosecutor's office will be investigating her, and that is appropriate. they need to clarify how the banned substance got into the hands of the athlete. >> politicians are jumping in.
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the federal justice minister wants a new anti-doping law. thosethe future we want who use banned substances and those that supply them to be punished with jail time of up to five years. >> the last word on the evi sachenbacher-stehle's doping case has not been spoken. and kickedducation off with schalke looking for points against man's. mainz. >> they started with a corner kick that went off of the bar. nerve.eld its then, the visitors had their first opportunity courtesy of shinji okazaki. schalke fansak,
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were looking for a goal and almost got it. was caught napping, but recovered nicely to catch a shot by max meyer. mainz misses the opportunity to move into the euro delete standing -- even the standings. >> hamburg faces another crisis, and they have lost seven matches including a defeat last week. saturday, they play third place dortmund. the new coach has been hired to stop the freefall and he is optimistic. >> he flashes his trademark smile, but this is no laughing matter. games left to get out and stay out of the relegation zone. >> sometimes you need to flip a
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switch and things go well. you gain confidence. >> it is not just confidence, but the quality of play that has been lacking. hamburg is a team with no structure, randomly cobbled together, and their performance reflects that. they have conceded the most goals this season, often because of catastrophic mistakes. >> that is something that i demand in fact is, that they concentrate on the simplest tasks. easy mistakes are punished without mercy in the bundesliga. >> it is not just the team that has to prove itself. the coach was fired after one too ison 10 games, so he hoping to turn the table. his first chance is against dortmund, an absolute powerhouse . >> everybody knows this team,
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but we have flight left. that is what we want to bring to the game. >> a good memory might help. in their last game against 3-2.und, hamburg won >> that is all for us. thank you for watching. >> if we could go forward anymore. [laughter] >> we are stuck right in the heart of the everglades jungle. warned caroliz had and me, no lounging. we have to go through the branches and the roots. we are on our way to a research station to measure the pulse of the everglades, the pulse that has been week for decades now -- weak for decades now.
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this remote area of the everglades on the southern tip of florida is reserved for research purposes. even scientists carol mitchell is here for the first time. she is one of the top biologists of the natural -- national park and knows what makes the famous wetlands so special. things i couldo say. i love it as an area that is so wild urban system. it has incredible resilience. an emotional level, and on a scientific level it is utterly fascinating to study the processes. >> data for the research comes from stations like this one in the heart of the park. liz comes here once every two months to check on the equipment and she makes sure the biologists get all of the
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information on the most important resource, freshwater. looks good. >> freshwater is the blood and the veins, and more often than not there is not enough. there is a potential knockout blow with climate change. >> it is difficult to distinguish the greatest danger the cousin is a complex system and everything will have -- because it is a complex system and everything will have an effect. >> this is the front line for the fight against climate change. the southern border is the floodgate for salt water coming from the gulf of mexico. >> upstream, it was .8. >> they take a glimpse into the future. >> at sea level, at this point, we would get a higher record of conductivity, meaning that this spot had increased, so over a
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decade in the next century, that is what we would expect. >> with catastrophic onto qantas for the freshwater environments up north, i am filming this from the so-called river of grass. coveredally a prairie in a plant called sawgrass, but underneath there is an actual river about 100 kilometers wide and very shallow. southward,flows passing tree islands on its way to the gulf of mexico. so far, the most pressing polymer is not the rising sea level in the south, but the lack of fresh water from the north because freshwater keeps everything alive -- thomas fish and the icon of florida -- countless fish, and the icon of florida, the alligator. >> the protected area of the 6000lades measures about
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kilometers, making it the third largest national park, and it is almost completely to pendant on water management table. -- dependent on water management by people. i can see why. a gigantic network drains the wetland. 7000 square commenters of farmland have been created that way, mostly for one crop, sugarcane. what used to be part of the everglades is now mostly in the hands of big sugar. one of 69 pump stations, this is where i meet the wizards of water flow. jeremy mcbrien is an engineer with south florida's water management, the agency that controls every drop around here, be it for sugar or the everglades and today he is inspecting an engine. the other engine is working overtime.
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there is a lot of water here. outside it is raining cats and dogs. rain is only one part of the system. the other consists of the rivers and the legs further north, and their water is the historic source of the everglades, but it hardly comes through anymore as it is stored for agriculture. >> there are divergent interests that have different opinions. there are economic realities. balancing all of those in keeping progress moving -- that is the biggest challenge for me. >> in the balancing progress, -- process there are some victories for the everglades, mainly regarding the quality of water. in this water treatment area, plants break down large amounts sulfurous. is -- >> they are distributed along this levy, and each of these structures opens up and allows
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water to flow south into the wetlands you are looking at now. >> that does not solve the problem of water quantity, but it is an improvement. sulfur is used to flow south, untreated. the system was designed to cater to people, not nature. >> there have been unintended consequences, and that is what we are trying to result, restore the environment that has been impacted. >> with an emphasis on some, not all. according to the industry, sugar floods the florida economy with $3.1 billion a year. >> sulfurous is the design element. >> big sugar itself does not want me to interview them. --s experience engineer experience engineer does, and he works as a consultant for the sugar industry. i meet the other areas.
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the industry is cooperating. on the one hand, big sugar is helping more than it used to, but on the other there is still not a lot of water flowing south, but he thinks sugar has done its fair share. >> they are a handy target for people, but it is a narrow cultural resource that has been here and farmed since southern florida's history first began, so it will stay here. sugar going away will not fix any of the problems. it is still going to be farmland. >> is sugar really just a handy war?t in this decades-old he is convincing, and with all of his routine, he counters a different accusation, the one that the industry sugar coat things on the outside, but oils palms to gets -- to get things
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its way. forhey do not buy favors special treatment. they insist that they be treated fairly and everyone in government agrees with that. if you want to follow what the real truth is, i think you see what is done. plants are built. >> indeed, there is a lot of building going on in south florida, most of it is just not for everglades restoration. the map in his office gives me a sense of what is going on. now live on the borders of the national park. andh florida is growing growing. some said the pressure is already higher than from agriculture. everybody wants a piece of paradise and its water. good to see you. >> thank you for making the trip. >> he has been preparing for this day for weeks and the man
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in the yellow shirt is the star. clyde butcher is a legend among environmentalists. >> enlighten the public -- >> he was a county commissioner here for 24 years but lost the primary election in 2012. his opponent had hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign dollars at his disposal and big sugar provided a big part and he says the industry wanted to get rid of him because of his dedication to the everglades and he does not mix words. >> somebody like that is a hired organizationsing that are self-serving and they do not have the best interest of the long-term future. >> his experience with the sugar industry has led him to one conclusion -- there is no room in the compromise for the flight
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water.t for florida's >> it is about health, the economy, way more than just the economy. we have a 65 billion dollars tourism industry that is predicated on save water. >> more politicians are jumping on the bandwagon, but the man with swamp credibility is not a politician. clyde butcher is a photographer. he has been fighting. his picture showed the everglades and that is his part in contributing to restoration, but he is pessimistic because he has seen results of unreleased research the impact of rising sea levels. >> i have had information given byme that it might be gone 2025, 2030, and be under three feet of water. >> the everglades? >> the everglades.
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to the last stop, i recap, too little fresh water on the one hand, too much salt water on the other, and people have choked the everglades for decades, and climate change could put them on the edge of survival despite the rescue attempts. this biologist is looking at the newest data. they have their own research lab on key largo and scientists come from all over the country. the location could not be much better -- direct access to the waters of florida bay and the national park. so, if somebody knows if the everglades can be saved, it is carol mitchell, and to my surprise, her answer is rather unscientific. >> this park in the everglades have some kind of hold and a mystique that is visible and detectable on a national level. they are one of our most
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treasured landscapes, and i think they will be preserved in the future. oh, dear. >> good news for the planet if mitchell is right beca
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